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    • This is a nice fossil of the carpet shell. At first, this species, Venerupis senescens, was used as a guide fossil for the Eemian, the last interglacial age (so whenever paleontologists would find this species in a new location, they would know that they all the other fossils of the location are also Eemian). But this was later proven to be wrong.

    Taxonomy

    Carpet shell

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalvia
    Order: Veneroida
    Family: Veneridae
    Genus: Venerupis
    Species: V. senescens
    Author Citation Cocconi, 1873

    Geological Time Scale

    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Quaternary
    Epoch: Pleistocene
    International Age: Eemian

    Stratigraphy

    Pleistocene sediments

    Provenance

    Collector: Max Dereme
    Date Collected: 09/11/2017
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Location

    Zandmotor
    Zuid-Holland
    Netherlands

    Comments

    This is a nice fossil of the carpet shell. At first, this species, Venerupis senescens, was used as a guide fossil for the Eemian, the last interglacial age (so whenever paleontologists would find this species in a new location, they would know that they all the other fossils of the location are also Eemian). But this was later proven to be wrong.



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